It’s looking like the warmer weather may finally be here to stay. Is there anything better than springtime in the city?! From wine tastings to street fairs, check out some of the best events in NYC this week.
Impress your guests at your next dinner party by learning about sparkling wines throughout some of France’s most famous regions, including Champagne and Crements, at Le District’s Sparkling Wine class. Get pro tips from sommelier Jacob Daugherty, who’s worked at multiple Michelin starred restaurants. He’s also worked at various vineyards in Europe and has extensive knowledge of the French wine regions. Le District, 225 Liberty Street. 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Haven’t had a chance to check out the Museum at FIT’s Paris Refashioned exhibit? Head to the fashion-focused museum before April 15, when the exhibit, which highlights one of the most groundbreaking times in fashion history, officially closes. Featuring haute couture garments and accessories, as well as ready-to-wear items, this exhibit is not to be missed. Museum at FIT, 7th Ave. at 27th St. 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
Unwind after a long day at work with a vinyasa flow yoga class presented by Sputnik Yoga, followed by refreshments courtesy of Happy Tree Maple Water. A limited number of free yoga mats will also be distributed, so if you arrive early, you don’t have to worry about lugging around your own. The early bird gets the swag 😉 49 Mercer Street. 7 p.m.
Don’t miss one of the best food and music parties of the year! Join the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) for its Night Market After Party tonight at City Winery. Enjoy cocktails, beers from Brooklyn Brewery, and a selection of wines from Blue Apron, plus snacks from Sigmund’s Pretzels, Black Tap, The Meatball Shop, Haagen-Dazs, Desi Galli, and more. Not to mention great beats to jam out to! City Winery, 155 Varick Street. 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Think you’re a wine expert? Put your skills to the test at a Speakitaly NYC’s blind wine tasting where you’ll be put on a team and asked to identify Italian wines without being told what they are. The team that gets the most wines correct will go home with a box of food typical of Italy’s Piedmont region. While you’re sampling the various wines, you’ll also be able to enjoy olives, cheese, and other traditional Italian appetizers. Union Square Loft, 873 Broadway. 7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
The Hester Street Fair is back for another season, and today is opening day! Head to the Lower East Side for a fair filled with the best food, music, drinks, and more from local and artisanal vendors. 25 Essex Street. 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturdays may be for the girls, but Sundays are for the Bitches Who Brunch. We recently tried (and loved) Bagatelle, one of the city’s most well-known party brunches. Boozy brunches aren’t your scene? Use our handy-dandy brunch finder to find the perfect spot for you.